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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Coast Guard crews continued their search Sunday morning for at least four people missing in the water after a powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Eighteen people are so far known to have died in the tragedy which comes barely a year after the death of 16 sherpa guides in an avalanche that had been the worst disaster in Everest's history. Still incredulous at surviving being flattened by a massive wall of snow, George Foulsham says the latest disaster on Everest felt like a message from the mountain that "it's not meant to be climbed for now". Speaking at base camp, the 38-year-old marine biologist recounted the moment that he was knocked off his feet by what he called "a 50-storey building of white".
Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,200 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu. "People being stretchered out as choppers land -- half a dozen this morning," Kannampilly said in a text message.